“Currently, we have Jerald Brown declared for Council Seat E. We have Matt Culley and Thomas Okleasik declared for Council Seat F, and for Utilities Seat B, Wesley Perkins has declared,” Nome City Clerk Bryant Hammond stated on Tuesday.
“If I feel like I’ve met with people and there is an emotional connection there and a relational connection, then to me, that’s a success… for me it was successful because I felt good, and I feel sad to leave,” said an intern of his experiences during the cultural retreat in Stebbins last week.
The three multi-year federal grants will amount to an estimated $3,000,000 annually for the State of Alaska.
A new survey suggests the Western Arctic Caribou Herd is smaller than previously thought; it may impact the decision on whether to change hunting restrictions in Unit 23.
There are no survivors after a mid-air plane collision Wednesday morning near Russian Mission. On Thursday, State Troopers and the NTSB continued their investigations.
Unalakleet will receive the largest single grant on the USDA Rural Development agency’s list totaling 6.6 million dollars. According to Larry Yerich, the public information coordinator for USDA Rural Development, the agency has invested more than $2 billion in rural Alaska since 2009.
With the FCC’s new “Alaska Plan,” a GCI rep says, “Alaska carriers will be able to… bring Alaskans the kind of service that people in the Lower 48 take for granted.”
Nome’s Utilities Manager admits he was skeptical about the wind project at first, but with the installation of two Dutch brand EWT 900 turbines and the 18 now fully repaired, smaller vanes, the wind farm can generate up to 30% of the City’s total power needs.
“I didn’t get the impression people were buying much,” said Nome entrepreneur Kim Knudsen. “They just weren’t buying as much as the locals.”
The ACU rated Alaska legislators at 53% in the House and 47% in the Senate for their votes’ consistency with ideals described by the U.S. Constitution. House Rep. Steve Thompson will receive an ACU Ratings Award this year.